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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
City Of Edinburgh
Town
Canongate
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Charles Henshaw (Founder / Foundry)
LOUIS REID DEUCHARS (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 December1920
    Attended by: Lieutenant General Sir Francis Davies
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13427
Current location

Tollbooth Museum
Royal Mile
Canongate
City Of Edinburgh
Lothian
EH8 8BN
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NT 26440 73785
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Elaborate wall monument with text flanked by detailed relief of a Highland soldier and a sailor, both in mourning pose with head bowed and rifle reversed. smaller group of 28 names in additional added panel below main one. below the Highlander is a St Andrews cross in relief. below the sailor is a white ensign in relief. above text is stags head crest (Seaforth Highlanders?)
Inscription
On scroll at top: SIC ITUR AD ASTRA THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE OLD BURGH/ OF CANONGATE WHO NOBLY SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE/ OF THEIR COUNTRY AND FREEDOM IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, John
Alexander, Hugh
Allan, John
Andreoli, W
Attenburgh, Alexander
Barrie, Arthur
Barrie, James
Barron, G
Beaumont, William
Blackie, Robert
See details for all 237 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 242
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 242
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: Surname
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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